HIS - History

HIS 2A The World to 1500

Surveys the rise of complex societies: the formation of classical civilizations in Afroeurasia and the Americas, post-classical empires and cross-cultural exchange, technology and environmental change, the Mongol Empire, and oceanic voyages and the origins of the modern world.

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Breen

General Education Code

CC

HIS 2B The World Since 1500

Examines major world issues over the past 500 years. Topics include European expansion and colonialism, the Muslim empires, East Asia from Ming to Qing, the Americas, Africa, the scientific-technological revolution, decolonization, and modern environmental problems. Designed primarily for first- and second-year students, it provides a time frame for understanding events within a global framework.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gregory O'Malley

General Education Code

CC

HIS 4 History of the Present: Investigating the Historical Origins of Contemporary Problems

Explores how historical thinking can help you understand the developments, dilemmas, and crisis that are grabbing our attention in the present. It is organized around four themes: (un)natural disasters, the politics of representation, surveillance, and borders and belonging.

Credits

5

Instructor

J. Derr, K. Jones

General Education Code

PR-E

HIS 9 Introduction to Native American History

Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Native American Studies and the Indigenous experience. Topics include: history of United States-Indian relations; colonialism; sovereignty; identity; representation of Native Americans in popular culture; and contemporary efforts toward decolonization in indigenous communities. (Formerly Introduction to Native American Studies.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Amy Lonetree

Offered

Spring

General Education Code

ER

HIS 9A Native American History to 1860

Surveys the history of the indigenous peoples of North America until 1860. Introduces the diversity of Native American history and highlights the major themes of Native American history during this period.

Credits

5

General Education Code

ER

HIS 10A United States History to 1877

Focuses on the building of British American colonies and the establishment, disintegration, and reconstruction of the nation with an emphasis on how class, race, ethnicity, and gender impacted colonial development and structured the nation's agenda and the definition of citizenship.

Credits

5

Instructor

E. Smyth

American History and Institutions

Yes

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 10B United States History, 1877 to 1977

Surveys the political, social, and cultural history of the United States from 1877 to 1977. Focuses on national politics with emphasis on how class, race, ethnicity, and gender changed the nation's agenda.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Lasar

American History and Institutions

Yes

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 11A Latin America: Colonial Period

Introduces the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the New World through a close examination of the process of European conquest in the 16th century and its consequences for both native and settler peoples. Medieval and Renaissance European and African backgrounds; Inca, Maya, Aztec, plains, woodland, and tropical rainforest native American societies; processes of military and cultural conquest; epidemics and ecological changes; native resistance and the establishment of the fundamental institutions of colonial society.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maria Diaz

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 11B Latin America: National Period

An introduction to the study of Latin American history from the Independence Wars in the early 19th century to the present. Topics include changing economic models of development, U.S. role, rural and urban life, women, nationalisms, populism, revolution, the military in politics, and the problem of democracy.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew O'Hara

General Education Code

ER

HIS 12 Introduction to Latino American History

Introduces students to the history of U.S. Latinos drawing on the experience of Central Americans, people of Mexican descent, Puerto Ricans, Dominican Americans, and Cuban Americans. Emphasizes international processes that fundamentally shape U.S. Latino communities.

Credits

5

Instructor

Grace Delgado

American History and Institutions

Yes

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 13 Introduction to American Religious Culture

Introduction to the many communities found within the American religious landscape, balancing extraordinary diversity characterizing American pluralism against the dominant religious culture. Proceeds historically, engaging major problems and developments including utopianism, the rise of evangelicalism, religion and reform, manifest destiny, secularization and modernity, and the intersection of politics and religion.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marilyn Westerkamp

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 15 The United States of America from its Founding through Our Time

Takes students through five critical moments in United States history: the American Revolution, the Civil War, the New Deal, the Civil Rights era, and the years following the attack on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Designed for non-majors.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Lasar

American History and Institutions

Yes

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

HIS 20 U.S. Popular Music Movements

Focuses on the development of popular music genres in the United States and the social contexts that have produced them, from the 19th Century to the present. Promotes an understanding of how music influences and reflects our political lives.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eric Porter

General Education Code

IM

HIS 30 The Making of Modern Africa

Examines the loss and reassumption of local and state autonomy in Africa during the 19th and 20th centuries. Delineates the modalities of the colonial state and society, modes of resistance to alien occupation, and the deformation of social, class, and gender relations.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Anthony

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 40A Early Modern East Asia

Surveys the history of East Asia from 1500 to 1894. Covers political, social, economic, and cultural histories of China, Japan, and Korea with the goal of perceiving a regional history that encompassed each society.

Credits

5

Instructor

Minghui Hu

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

HIS 40B The Making of Modern East Asia

A broad introductory survey of the political, social, economic, philosophical, and religious heritage of modern China, Japan, and Korea. Emphasis on the historical foundations of modern nationalism, the colonial experience, and revolutionary movements.

Credits

5

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 41 The Making of the Modern Middle East

History of the modern Middle East from 1800 to the present, with special reference to the 20th century and forces which have shaped the area. The impact of imperialism, nationalism, and revolution in the area, with particular attention to the history of four countries: Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Israel.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Derr

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 44 Modern South Asia, 1500 to Present

Provides an introductory survey of South Asian history and society from the beginning of the 16th Century until the dawn of the 21st Century. Students gain an understanding of major events and long transformations in society, economy, culture, and politics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Juned Shaikh

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 50 Pyramids and Papyrus: the History of Ancient Egypt

Introduces the political and social history of ancient Egyptian civilization from the Predynasitic through the end of the Pharaonic period. (Formerly Introduction to the History of Ancient Egypt.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Elaine Sullivan

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 59 The History of the English Language

Students acquire an understanding of the history of the development of the English language, from its origins to present, and engage critically with the quantitative evidence for that history, using accessible online databases and digital texts.

Credits

5

Instructor

C. Hedrick

General Education Code

SR

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 60 Medical and Scientific Terminology

Trains students in the principals that will help them make sense of Greco-Latin scientific and technical vocabulary. Introduces Greco-Roman natural philosophy and its general cultural context, and explains the historical relationship of that tradition to the emergence of modern European experimental science and technology. (Formerly Scientific Vocabulary and the Roots of the European Scientific Tradition.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Lynn, Charles Hedrick

General Education Code

PE-T

HIS 61 Classical Mythology

Introduces the philosophy of myth, and surveys classical Greek mythology. Students explore the mythic mode of thinking and its distinguishing characteristics as well as the repertoire of Greek myths and their cultural contexts.

Credits

5

Instructor

Charles Hedrick

HIS 62A Classical World: Greece

An overview of Greek history from the beginnings through the Hellenistic period, with emphasis on the Archaic and Classical periods (ca. 800 B.C. through 323 B.C.).

Credits

5

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 62B Classical World: Rome

A lecture course offering an overview of Roman history and civilization from the legendary founding of Rome in 753 B.C. to the collapse of the Roman Empire's central administration in the West in 476 A.D.

Credits

5

Instructor

Charles Hedrick

General Education Code

CC

HIS 63 Women in the Ancient World

Examines the lives of women in the ancient Greco-Roman world. Most readings are from primary texts (i.e., ancient sources), literary, historical, and documentary; material and artistic evidence also is considered.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Lynn

General Education Code

CC

HIS 65A From the Martyrs to the Vikings: Medieval Europe, 200-1000

A survey of Europe from the third through 10th centuries. Emphasizes cultural conflict and assimilation (Roman and Germanic, pagan and Christian, East and West). Topics include the rise of Christianity, Germanic migrations, Byzantium and Islam, the cult of saints and relics, Vikings, and gender roles. (Formerly Medieval Europe: 200-1000.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Cynthia Polecritti

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 70A Modern European History, 1500-1815

Surveys the economic, social, cultural, and political history of Europe since the late 15th century: 1500-1815. Course 70A is not a prerequisite to course 70B.

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Breen

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter, Summer

HIS 70B Modern European History, 1815-present

Surveys the political, social, and cultural history of Europe from the era of the Industrial Revolution to the beginning of the second millennium. Course 70A is not prerequisite to 70B.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bruce Thompson

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

HIS 71 The Holocaust: Destruction of European Jewry

Focuses on the destruction of the Jews of Europe by Nazi Germany. Issues and themes are historically grounded and include works of literature, social sciences, philosophy, and film. Online course.

Credits

5

Instructor

Shawna Vesco

General Education Code

ER

HIS 74 Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures

Surveys 3,000 years of Jewish history. Themes include origins of the Jews in the ancient world, formation and persistence of the Jewish diaspora, coherence and diversity of Jewish experience, Jewish narrative and textual traditions, interaction between Jews and other cultures, productive tensions between tradition and modernity in Jewish history and literature.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alma Heckman

General Education Code

ER

HIS 74A Introduction to Middle Eastern and North African Jewish History: Ancient to Early Modern

Popular media present Muslims and Jews as age-old enemies; this is far from the truth. Through primary sources, secondary texts, and films, students examine this fraught and politicized history, challenging conventional narratives of the region and its Jewish population.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alma Heckman

General Education Code

CC

HIS 74B Introduction to Middle Eastern and North African Jewish History, 1500-2000

Surveys modern Jewish history from Morocco to Iran, 1500-2000. Studying these populations through original documents, scholarly works, and literature imparts a unique perspective on both modern Jewish history and that of the region, challenging and complementing standard narratives of each. (Formerly course 74A, Jewish Life in North Africa and the Middle East.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Alma Heckman

General Education Code

CC

HIS 75 Film and the Holocaust

Examines a series of distinguished documentary and feature films about the destruction of European Jewry. Each film is placed in its historical context, and wherever possible, the readings include the original documents on which films were based. Emphasis is placed on the strategies the filmmakers used to address the problem of representing genocide without succumbing to mere melodrama.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bruce Thompson

General Education Code

IM

HIS 76 The Holocaust

Investigates the genocide of the Jews from 1933 to 1945 within its broader historical context, including anti-Semitism, the Great Depression, Nazi-Soviet relations, and World War II. Examines how the Holocaust unfolded in Europe as well as its impact on Jews in North Africa and the Middle East. (Formerly Hitler and the Holocaust.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Nathaniel Deutsch, Alma Heckman

General Education Code

PE-H

HIS 80N Gender, Labor, and Feminist Productions

Examines how constructions of gender and intersecting constructions of race, class, and sexuality define the power of women differentially in the world of work. Beginning with the history of emancipation, traces the broader constructions of paid and unpaid labor in the 20th-century U.S. Traces the specific histories of transgender women workers, specific regional and industrial histories, and those marked by the meaning given to African, Asian, Euro-, indigenous, and Mexican descent in the construction of gender and work. Uses feminist methodology and contemporaneous visual and written work by women artists and filmmakers.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lisbeth Haas

General Education Code

CC

HIS 80X Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Change and American Society

The civil rights movement of the 1950s-60s was one of the most important grassroots social movements in American history. Course examines this movement and its effects on American society, focusing especially on the experiences of rank-and-file participants. (Formerly Community Studies 80B)

Credits

5

Instructor

David Brundage

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 80Y World War II Memories in the U.S. and Japan

Examines how the meaning of such issues as war origins, war responsibility, the atomic bomb, reparations, and racism have been subjects of contention in postwar U.S. and Japan. Students explore the relations between history, memory, and contemporary politics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alice Yang, Alan Christy

General Education Code

PR-E

HIS 99 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

HIS 100 Historical Skills and Methods

Designed to introduce history majors to historical methods and provide preparation for exit seminars. Students develop critical reading, historical analysis, research, and disciplinary writing skills.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. O'Hara, A. Heckman, B. Breen

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to history majors and proposed majors or by permission of the instructor.

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

HIS 101C Oceans in World History

Oceans, human communities, and the variety of relations between societies have been linked closely in world history. This course focuses on the three most well-researched and, historically, most important oceanic worlds--those that developed to link the regions bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, and Atlantic Ocean.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marc Matera

General Education Code

CC

HIS 101D Topics in the World History of Science

Detailed consideration of some specific topic or period in the history of science and technology with significant global implication. Topic varies from year to year. Examples include: Copernicanism, Darwinism, climate change, and military technology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Noriko Aso

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

SI

HIS 101E Global 1930s

Explores the turbulent 1930s from a global perspective. Students consider the great events of the decade--the Great Depression, the consolidation of communism, and the rise of fascism--within the context of global connections and forces, including those fostered by imperialism and various forms of internationalism. (Formerly course 196A.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Marc Matera

HIS 104C Celluloid Natives: American Indian History on Film

Examines how American Indian history and culture has been portrayed in Hollywood films, with an emphasis on films that represent Native Americans over the broad spectrum of Native American/white relations.

Credits

5

Instructor

Amy Lonetree

General Education Code

IM

HIS 104D Museums and the Representation of Native American History, Memory, and Culture

Provides an historical overview of the relationship between American Indians and museums. Current issues and practices in museums are explored, primarily those associated with ethics, collecting practices, exhibitions, education/interpretation, and administration/governance.

Credits

5

Instructor

Amy Lonetree

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 105 Nations and Nationalism

Provides an historical, comparative, and theoretical exploration of the development of nations and nationalism. Emphases include the historical formation of nation-states, modernization, colonialism, decolonization, nations and globalization, and the intersections between ethnicity, race, religions, and nationalism.

Credits

5

Instructor

K. Smyth

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 106A Vietnam War Memories

Compares memories and interpretations of war in Southeast Asia by diverse groups in France, America, and Vietnam. Topics include war origins, military strategies, propaganda, combat, civilians, media, activism, MIAs, refugees, mixed race children, memorials, textbooks, films, music, literature, and art.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alice Yang

General Education Code

CC

HIS 106B Asian and Asian American History, 1941-Present

Analyzes immigration, race relations, war, gender ideology, family life, acculturation, political activism, interracial marriage, multiracial identity, and cultural representations between 1941 and the present. Emphasis on discussion, writing, research, and group presentations.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alice Yang

General Education Code

ER

HIS 109A Race, Gender, and Power in the Antebellum South

Examines how ideologies of race and gender shaped the development of slavery and empire in the American South from European colonization to the eve of the American Civil War.

Credits

5

Instructor

E. Smyth

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 110A Colonial America, 1500-1750

Explores the social, economic, cultural, and political development of British North America from the first European/Amerindian contacts in the late 16th century through the establishment of a provincial British colonial society. Course 110A is not a prerequisite to course 110B.

Credits

5

Instructor

E. Smyth

American History and Institutions

Yes

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

HIS 110B Revolutionary America, 1740-1815

Explores the political, social, economic, and cultural development of British North America from the first stirrings of resistance to the establishment of the U.S. Course 110A is not a prerequisite to course 110B.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gregory O'Malley

American History and Institutions

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 110D The Civil War Era

Social, political, and economic history of the American Civil War and Reconstruction, focusing on the war's changing nature and significance, emancipation, and the postwar struggle over the future of the South and the nation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Catherine Jones

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 110E Rise of the Machines: Technology, Inequality, and the United States, 1877 to 1914

History of the U.S. during what was perhaps its most socially turbulent era, the period following Reconstruction through the First World War. What did it mean to be a nation in the post-Reconstruction era? How did a country that had only recently unified itself under one system of labor now resolve the question of national identity? Was America truly a nation by 1914?

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Lasar

American History and Institutions

Yes

General Education Code

PE-T

HIS 110F World War USA: The United States from 1914 through 1945

Between the First and Second World Wars, American society accepted the need for a regulatory state to save capitalism from itself. Takes an in-depth look at many aspects of U.S. politics and culture during these years. (Formerly Crossroads for American Capitalism: The U.S., 1914 to 1945.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Lasar

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 110G Strange Days: The USA and its National Security State, 1945-1991

From the Good War to the Cold War, the Sixties to the rise of the New Right, the post-1945 American experience has been one of extremes. This survey course looks for evidence of commonality during those times. (Formerly Age of Extremes: The United States During the Cold War, 1945 to 1991)

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Lasar

HIS 110H Greater Reconstruction: Race, Empire, and Citizenship in the Post-Civil War United States

Examines how the consolidation of United States sovereignty in North America and the establishment of an overseas empire during the period between the conclusion of the Civil War and the Phillippine-American War reshaped conceptions of race and citizenship.

Credits

5

Instructor

Catherine Jones

American History and Institutions

Yes

General Education Code

ER

HIS 111 Popular Conceptions of Race in U.S. History, 1600-Present

Explores how race has been constructed and perceived, examining Americans' use of race to describe themselves and to label others. Particularly concerned with ordinary people and how and why their ideas of race have changed over time.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gregory O'Malley

General Education Code

ER

HIS 112 American Feminist Thought, 1750-1950

Traces history of feminist thought in the United States from the 18th century Enlightenment to the mid-20th century. Focusing on questions of social identity, gender difference, and legal/political status, examines writings of philosophers, activists, novelists, and ordinary women that challenged religious, political, and scientific beliefs underlying gender inequality.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marilyn Westerkamp

HIS 113C Women and American Religious Culture

Historical introduction to religious culture of U.S. as experienced and created by women. Explores religious ideas about women, the treatment of women by mainstream institutions and religio-social communities, and female religious leaders and followers. Takes an explicitly feminist analytical approach and uses a variety of texts, including historical and literary scholarship, sacred texts, fiction, autobiography, material artifacts, visual art, and music.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marilyn Westerkamp

HIS 114 Market Revolution in Antebellum U.S.

Examines the cultural, political, and environmental upheaval associated with antebellum market revolution. Topics include: markets and U.S. territorial expansion; reform movements that coalesced around disputes over what should, and should not be sold (e.g., antislavery activism; anti-prostitution reform movements).

Credits

5

Instructor

Catherine Jones

HIS 116 Slavery Across the Americas

Examines the exploitation of African people as slaves throughout European colonies in the Americas. How did slavery affect slaves, enslavers, and their societies? Emphasizes the diversity of slave regimes and their importance for shaping American life for all.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gregory O'Malley

American History and Institutions

Yes

General Education Code

ER

HIS 116A Unchained Memory: Slavery and the Politics of the Past

Investigates the representation of slavery with scholarly and vernacual histories, focusing on the United States. Students examine representations of slavery in scholarly works, public-history venues like museums and historic sites, popular culture, and artistic productions. Students develop their own scholarly research into the history of slavery grounded in primary and secondary sources.

Credits

5

Instructor

Catherine Jones

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to College Scholars students.

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 117 Wired Nation: Broadcasting & Telecommunications in the US from the Telegraph to the Internet

Explores the history of telecommunications systems in the US starting with the telegraph, the telephone, wireless telegraph, radio, television and the Internet. Students learn about the development of these systems and the cultures that they foster.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Lasar

HIS 117A From the Player Piano to Pandora

Explores the history, culture, and politics of the distribution of recorded and live sound from the 1870s through the present.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Lasar

HIS 118 The Global Cold War, 1945-1991

Explores the history of the Cold War from a global, multinational perspective. Begins with the opening salvos between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1945, and concludes with the collapse of the latter empire in 1991.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Lasar

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 118A Conspiracy Planet: How Conspiracies, Conspiracy Theories, and Conspiracy Scandals Shape History

Explores the history of a principal obsession of our age: the conspiracy. Focuses on the people who love them most: conspiracy theorists. Millions of people around the world believe in conspiracy theories. Why?

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Lasar

General Education Code

PE-H

HIS 120 W.E.B. Du Bois

Examines the thought and activities of W.E.B. Du Bois across changing historical circumstances. Considers the ways Du Bois's work has been used in the present to address issues such as racism and imperialism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eric Porter

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 121A African American History to 1877

A survey of pre-contact Africa, indigenous social structures, class relations, the encounter with Europe, forced migration, seasoning, resistance, Africa's gift to America, slavery and its opponents, industrialization, emigration vs. assimilation, stratification, Convention Movement, Black feminism, Civil War, and Reconstruction.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Anthony

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 121B African American History: 1877 to the Present

A survey of the period from 1877 to present, highlighting Jim Crow, Militarism, Black feminism, WWI, New Negro, Garveyism, Harlem Renaissance, Black Radicalism, Pan Africanism, Depression, WWII, Desegregation Movement, Black Power, 1960s, Reaganism. Cultural and economic emphases.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Anthony

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 122A Jazz and United States Cultural History, 1900-1945

Explores the meaning of jazz in United States society and as a U.S.-based art form in other societies. Examines the social and cultural forces that have produced different jazz styles and the various ways that social conflicts and ideals have been displaced onto the music.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eric Porter

General Education Code

IM

HIS 122B Jazz and United States Cultural History, 1945 to the Present

Explores the meaning of jazz in United States society and as a U.S.-based art form in other societies since 1945. Examines the social and cultural forces producing jazz movements and the social transformations, conflicts, and ideals read into the music.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eric Porter

General Education Code

IM

HIS 123 Immigrants and Immigration in U.S. History

Introduces U.S. immigration history from the colonial era to the present, with emphasis on the recent past. Particular attention given to changing immigration patterns; the character of the immigrant experience; and the range of responses to immigration, including nativism.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Brundage

General Education Code

ER

HIS 124 American Empire

Examines U.S. expansion and subsequent ascent to global power. In tracing the presence of the U.S. in different areas of the world during the 20th century, course considers the ideas, politics, gender, and social relations that have influenced imperial aspirations.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lisbeth Haas

HIS 125 California History

California had a multi-ethnic indigenous society for centuries. Course traces the persistent multi-ethnic quality of the region as it became part of the Spanish empire, Mexico, and the United States. Considers the many diasporas that have shaped California's steady connection to the world, especially to Mexico and other nations that border the Pacific.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lisbeth Haas

General Education Code

ER

HIS 125A Indigenous Histories of California

Examines the tribal histories and epistemologies of California's recognized and unrecognized tribes. Beginning with ancient pasts of linguistically distinct indigenous peoples, the class focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries, and considers the role of colonialism, genocide, and historical recovery.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lisbeth Haas

HIS 126 From Indigenous Colonial Borderlands to the U.S.-Mexico Border

Examines the interactions and integration of indigenous people and settlers in the Southwest U.S. and Northern Mexico from a region defined by its indigenous colonial borderlands to national borders. Explores the connections between the U.S. and Mexico. Within the deeply cross-cultural region studied, also examines the particular histories of states, indigenous peoples, and Mexican-origin groups and regions.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lisbeth Haas

General Education Code

ER

HIS 128 Chicana/Chicano History

A survey course on the social history of the Mexican (Chicana/o) community and people in the U.S. through the 20th century. Themes include resistance, migration, labor, urbanization, culture and politics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Grace Delgado

American History and Institutions

Yes

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 130 History of Modern Cuba

Covers from the Cuban sugar revolution (late 18th century) to the socialist revolution and its aftermath (1959–present). It is intended to be not only a modern history of Cuba but also a broader history of Latin America through the case of Cuba.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maria Diaz

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 131 Women in Colonial Latin America

Introduction to the social history of Latin America through a focus on the inflections of class and ethnicity on gender in this region. First six weeks focuses on the colonial period. The last three weeks covers the 19th and 20th centuries.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maria Diaz

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 134A Colonial Mexico

Covers the social, cultural, economic, and political history of colonial Mexico (New Spain). Special attention paid to colonial identity formation, religion, and labor systems. Begins by examining indigenous societies prior to the arrival of Europeans and concludes with Mexico's independence movement in the early 19th century.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew O'Hara

General Education Code

ER

HIS 134B History of Mexico, 1850 to Present

Social, cultural, economic, and political history from the triumph of Liberalism to the present day, focusing on four key periods: the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz (1900–1910), the armed phase of the Revolution (1910–1920), the consolidation of revolutionary programs and a single-party democracy (1920–1940), and the developmentalist counter-revolution since 1940. Provides background for understanding the Mexican diaspora to the U.S.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew O'Hara

General Education Code

CC

HIS 137A Africa to 1800

Introduction to history of Africa. Topics include states and stateless societies, culture, society and economy in the pre-modern era, stratification, oral traditions, long distance trade, the coming of Islam, and the evolution of the South Atlantic system and its social, political, and other consequences. Some background knowledge of Africa helpful.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Anthony

General Education Code

CC

HIS 137B Africa from 1800 to the Present

How Africa lost its continental, regional, and local autonomy in the era of European imperialism. The components of European hegemony, Christian proselytization, comparative colonial strategies and structures, nationalism, decolonization and independence and the disengagement from neo-colonial patterns and the colonial legacy. Case studies from northern and subsaharan Africa. Some background knowledge of Africa helpful.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Anthony

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 137C African Cinema

Historical study of modern African cinematography from the emergence of film as a tool of social control in the imperial and colonial periods to its theoretical and practical transformation by African cineastes in the post-independence era. Films and videos from northern, eastern, western, central/equatorial, and southern Africa viewed.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Anthony

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): HIS 30 or HIS 137A or HIS 137B, or by permission of instructor.

General Education Code

CC

HIS 139B Race and Memory in American History

Credits

HIS 139C Queer Pasts: A Radical Telling of LGBTQ History in the United States

Critically explores how to preserve, represent, and study the history of queer and gender non-conforming people. Focuses on non-traditional and digital archives, oral history, and original research.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bristol Cave-LaCoste

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Summer

HIS 139E Santa Cruz History: 1770-Present

Santa Cruz County was historically home to many Awaswas Ohlone-speaking tribes. Course traces the persistent multiethnic quality of the region as it became part of the Spanish empire, Mexico, and the United States.

Credits

5

Instructor

Martin Rizzo

General Education Code

TA

HIS 140B History of Qing China, 1644-1911

Introduces students to how Qing China arose, expanded, and struggled to enter the modern world. Focuses on what the Qing empire had in common with other agrarian empires across Eurasia, commercialization and communication networks, elite mobility and peasant revolts, political legitimacy of the alien rule, maintaining social order (such as merchants' control and gender segregation), massive population growth and internal migration, as well as its conflicts with the industrial West.

Credits

5

Instructor

Minghui Hu

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 140C Revolutionary China 1895-1960

Explores history of China from the late 19th century to the early years of the People's Republic, focusing on the end of imperial rule, the sources and development of revolution, and early attempts at at socialist transformation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Emily Honig

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 140D Recent Chinese History

Explores history of China from establishment of the People's Republic of China to the present, focusing on competing strategies of socialist transformation, urban/rural relations, and the effects of the post-Mao economic reforms.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gail Hershatter

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 140E Women in China's Long 20th Century

Introduces changes in Chinese women's lives--and changes in shared social ideas about what women should do and be--from the mid-19th century to the present. When we foreground gender as a category of analysis, how does history look different?

Credits

5

Instructor

Gail Hershatter

General Education Code

CC

HIS 145 Gender, Colonialism, and Third-World Feminisms

Introduces the history of feminism in the third world, focusing on the ways in which colonialism (and post-colonialism) has shaped gender relations and on the feminist movements that have emerged in response to the impact of colonialism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Emily Honig

HIS 146A Colonial South Asia 1750-1947

Introduces key transformations--political, economic, social, and cultural--in colonial Indian history. The focus is on the processes, institutions, and ideas that shaped colonial power and resisted it.

Credits

5

Instructor

Juned Shaikh

HIS 147A History of Premodern India

A study of religions (Vaisnavism, Tantrism, Islam, Sikhism), art, literature, and social movements in their historical contexts from 1000 A.D. to 1800.

Credits

5

Instructor

Juned Shaikh

General Education Code

CC

HIS 147B Political and Social History of Modern South Asia

Social, political, and religious movements in the colonial and postcolonial contexts of the 19th and 20th centuries in modern and contemporary South Asia.

Credits

5

Instructor

Juned Shaikh

General Education Code

CC

HIS 147C South Asia in the 20th Century

Introduces historical change in 20th-century South Asia. Topics include: modernity, gender, state formation, nationalism, democracy, and development. Course material includes interdisciplinary secondary works, primary reading by important political actors, and films. Prior knowledge of South Asia is useful, but not necessary.

Credits

5

Instructor

Juned Shaikh

General Education Code

CC

HIS 147D Intellectual History of South Asia

Highlights the power of ideas in making South Asia modern. Focuses on the 19th and 20th Centuries. Ideas assessed include liberalism, Marxism, Hindu revivalism, Islamic jihad,democracy, nationalism, secularism, and development.

Credits

5

Instructor

Juned Shaikh

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 150A Emperors and Outcasts: Ancient Japan

Surveys the history of the peoples of the Japanese islands from prehistorical migrations through the 15th century. Emphases include examination of social structures, political formations, cultural production, and religion. (Formerly Ancient Japan.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Noriko Aso

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 150B Tokugawa Japan

Surveys the history of the peoples of the Japanese islands from the middle of the 15th century to the middle of the 19th century. Focus is on the era of civil war, the formation of the early modern federated state, social structure, and cultural production.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alan Christy

HIS 150C Inventing Modern Japan: The State and the People

Surveys the history of the peoples of the modern Japanese nation from the Meiji Restoration to the present. Focuses on the formation of the modern state, empire, social movements, and cultural production. (Formerly Modern Japan.)

Credits

5

General Education Code

CC

HIS 150D The Japanese Empire, 1868-1945

Examines the history of the Japanese colonial empire from 1868 to 1945, including the colonies of Taiwan, Korea, Micronesia, and Manchuria. Considers how the colonies were ruled and what the legacies of the empire have been.

Credits

5

Instructor

Noriko Aso, Alan Christy

HIS 150E History and Memory in the Okinawan Islands

Known historically as the Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa has long been an important transmitter of people, ideas, and goods in East Asia. Course explores this history by focusing not only on the royalty of these islands, but also on the lives of everyday people.

Credits

5

HIS 150F Engendering Empires: Women in Modern Japan and Korea

Explores how women's experiences in Japan and Korea were intertwined and differentiated before and during World War II under Japanese empire, and from the postwar to the present under American hegemony.

Credits

5

Instructor

Noriko Aso

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 151 History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

Questions explored include the debate over when/where modern science began; the role of craft-based and artisanal skills in the production of knowledge; and the technological and social impacts of intellectual change, from the Bronze Age to the birth of computing.

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Breen

General Education Code

SI

HIS 151A Medicine and the Body in the Colonial World

Explores the histories of bodies and medicine in the colonial world. Charts the relationships among ideas about the body, medical practice, race, and labor in the colonial world between the 16th and the mid-20th centuries

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-T

HIS 151B Drugs in World History

What were drugs in the early modern world? Who grew and consumed them? How were they used, and why? Students study how humanity's ancient fascination with altered states shaped globalization, the Scientific Revolution, the Atlantic slave trade, colonialism, and modernity itself. (Formerly 196J, History of Drugs in the Early Modern World.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Breen

HIS 152 Trade and Travel on the Silk Roads

Introduction to two millennia of history along the ancient trade routes popularly known as the Silk Road. These routes carried precious goods between Asia and Europe, while also serving as important conduits for the flow of people and ideas.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maya Peterson

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 154 Post-Colonial North Africa

Introduces the history of modern North Africa from WWI to the so-called Arab Spring. Topics include the dynamics of colonial rule and reform, anti-colonial nationalism, decolonization, the rise of Islamism, and popular protest.

Credits

5

Instructor

Muriam Davis

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 155 History of Modern Israel

The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is one of the most intractable disputes in our troubled world. Course begins with a glimpse of Palestine in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, surveys the rise and fall of utopian Zionism, pays especially close attention to the events of 1948 and 1967, and concludes by analyzing the collapse of hopes for peace after Oslo and Camp David meetings.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bruce Thompson

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 156 Interrogating Politics in the Post-Colonial Middle East

Explores the political trajectory of the post-colonial Middle East. Topics include: the Cold War and rise of Third Worldism; women's movements; political Islam; Arab-Israeli conflict; Lebanese Civil War; impact of oil production; Iranian Revolution; rise of the Arabian Gulf.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Derr

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 156A Art, Culture, and Mass Media in the Arab Middle East

Chronicles the cultural history of the Arabic-speaking regions of the Middle East through art, literature, cinema, and mass media during the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Derr

HIS 156B Modern Arab Thought

Studies the intellectual history of the Arab world from the nineteenth century to the Arab Spring. Beginning with Arab responses to colonialism, it covers the evolution of various schools of thought including liberalism, Islamism, Marxism, nationalism, and feminism.

Credits

5

General Education Code

CC

HIS 157 The Ottoman Empire

Explores the history of the Ottoman Empire with emphasis on its Arabic-speaking provinces. In addition to critically considering the political trajectory of the empire, we interrogate a wide range of topics relating to community organization, economic networks, international affairs, and the significance of religion within the Ottoman realm.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Derr

General Education Code

CC

HIS 158A The Escapes of David George: Biographical Research on Slavery and Early America

Invites student collaboration on a biography of David George, born enslaved in colonial Virginia. His attempts to escape slavery led to a remarkable odyssey throughout the Atlantic World, revealing the constraints of slavery and limits of American freedom. (Formerly Cowell 161C.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Gregory O'Malley

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College Scholars.

General Education Code

TA

HIS 158C Slavery in the Atlantic World: Historical and Archaeological Perspectives

Explores the African diaspora resulting from the transatlantic slave trade, drawing on methodologies from two academic disciplines--history and archaeology. Examines key questions about the slave system, using an array of source materials, both written documents and artifacts.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

ANTH 179

Instructor

Gregory O'Malley

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to history, anthropology, and critical race and ethnic studies majors and minors during first-pass enrollment; open to all students at the start of second-pass enrollment.

General Education Code

PR-E

HIS 159A Cleopatra to Constantine: Greek and Roman Egypt

Examines the political, social, religious, and material culture of ancient Egypt during these periods of intense interaction with the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, from the period of Alexander (332 BCE) through the beginning of Coptic Christianity (3rd century CE). (Formerly Greco-Roman Egypt.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Elaine Sullivan

General Education Code

CC

HIS 159B Women and Gender in Ancient Egypt

Explores sex and gender in ancient Egypt with a specific focus on women. Artistic representations, texts, objects of daily life, and burials are used to examine the practices that encoded gender in this ancient culture.

Credits

5

Instructor

Elaine Sullivan

General Education Code

IM

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 159C Temple and City: The Egyptian New Kingdom and the City of Thebes

Introduces the political and religious history of the Egyptian New Kingdom (1546-1086 BCE), using the city of Thebes as a focal point The political, religious, and architectural history of the city is covered.

Credits

5

Instructor

Elaine Sullivan

General Education Code

IM

HIS 159D When Cities Were New: the Rise of Urbanism in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

Investigates the rise and development of urbanism in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world, including Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt, Greece, and the Roman Empire. Close studies of individual ancient cities, as well as broader issues in ancient urbanism are covered.

Credits

5

Instructor

Elaine Sullivan

General Education Code

CC

HIS 160A Athenian Democracy

Athenian democracy from foundation to the fourth century B.C., with emphasis on its practices and ideologies. Readings from ancient sources and modern theory. Topics to include foundations and development; Athenian concepts of freedom, equality, law, citizenship. Lectures and discussion.

Credits

5

Instructor

Charles Hedrick

General Education Code

CC

HIS 160C Topics in Greek History

Detailed consideration of some specific topic or period in Greek history, varying from year to year. Examples include Greek religion, Alexander, the Hellenistic world, the ancient Greek economy, and Greece and India; Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War; Greek art and archaeology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Charles Hedrick

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 161B Topics in Roman History

Detailed consideration of some specific topic or period in Roman history, varying from year to year. Examples include Roman religion, Augustus and the Roman Empire, Julio-Claudian emperors and the principate, Roman slavery, and Christianity and Rome.

Credits

5

Instructor

Charles Hedrick

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 161C Age of Augustus

Surveys Rome's transition from Republic to Empire, and the politics, people, and literary and material culture of the principate.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Lynn

HIS 163B Genesis: A History

Introduction to historical, textual, source, and redaction criticism of the book of Genesis and to exegesis as science and ideology. Texts, history, and iconography of neighboring traditions (Mesopotamian, Ugaritic, Egyptian, Greek) are also studied when appropriate.

Credits

5

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 163B Genesis: A History

Introduction to historical, textual, source, and redaction criticism of the book of Genesis and to exegesis as science and ideology. Texts, history, and iconography of neighboring traditions (Mesopotamian, Ugaritic, Egyptian, Greek) are also studied when appropriate. Course 44, Literature 80A, or some basis in Hebrew or Greek is strongly suggested.

Credits

5

Instructor

N. Deutsch

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 164A Late-Medieval Italy, c. 1200-1400

Italy from the birth of the commune to the early Renaissance in Florence. Topics include urban life and social conflict, gender roles, St. Francis, the Black Death, female mystics, Dante, Boccaccio, humanism, artistic developments from Giotto through Donatello. Requires viewing several films outside of class.

Credits

5

Instructor

Cynthia Polecritti

HIS 164B Renaissance Italy, c. 1400-1600

Italy from the Florentine Renaissance through the Reformation. Topics include social change and political consolidation, the rise of the papacy, court life, witch hunting, Machiavelli, artistic developments from Donatello through late Venetian Renaissance. Requires viewing several films outside of class. Course 164A recommended as preparation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Cynthia Polecritti

HIS 166 Northern Ireland: Communities in Conflict

Introduction to the so-called troubles in Northern Ireland, from the 1960s to the present. Examination of the historical background to the conflict, the patterns of conflict in the 1970s and 1980s, and the emergence of a peace process in the 1990s.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Brundage

General Education Code

CC

HIS 167A The First World War

An intensive analysis of the First World War from multiple perspectives: military, diplomatic, political, economic, technological, global, and cultural. The emphasis is on the transformative impact of the war on European societies, international relations, and modern culture.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bruce Thompson

General Education Code

TA

HIS 167B The Second World War in Europe

Making use of multiple perspectives, this course explores the origins of the Second World War, its course and outcome, and its transformative effects on European society, culture, polities, and demographics. Closely examines the war's impact on diverse civilian populations.

Credits

5

General Education Code

CC

HIS 169 Dutch and Belgian History, 1500 to Present

The political, social, economic, and cultural history of the modern Netherlands and Belgium from 1500 to the present day.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 170A French History: Old Regime and Revolution

French history from the Middle Ages through the Revolution. Focus on the rise and fall of absolute monarchy, the nature of Old Regime society, the causes and significance of the French Revolution. Attention to those who endured as well as to those who made events.

Credits

5

Instructor

K. Silver

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 170B French History: The 19th Century

Social, political, and cultural history of France from the Revolution to WWI. Focus on the Revolutionary tradition, the Napoleonic myth, the transformation of Paris, and the integration of the peasantry into the national community. Readings may include novels by Stendhal and Balzac.

Credits

5

Instructor

Muriam Davis

HIS 170C From the Trenches to the Casbah: France and its Empire in the 20th Century

Surveys major events in 20th-century French history, such as the two World Wars, the Thirty Glorious Years, European integration, decolonization, the Cold War, and the events of May 1968.

Credits

5

Instructor

Muriam Davis

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 171 Revolutions in France

Examines the political/social upheaval in 1789, 1830, and 1848 in light of the sweeping changes brought to 19th-century France by those other great revolutions of the age, the democratic and the industrial. Students' written work focuses on the comparative analysis of revolution.

Credits

5

HIS 172A German History

The development of German civilization, including philosophy and literature as well as politics and diplomacy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Credits

5

HIS 172B German Film, 1919-1945

Introduction to German films from 1919 to 1945. Through combination of movies and documentaries, gain insight into political, economic, social, and cultural conditions of Weimar and Nazi Germany.

Credits

5

Instructor

Edward Kehler

General Education Code

IM

HIS 172C History of German Film, 1945 to Present

Uses films and documentaries to provide insight into the political, social, economic, and cultural conditions of postwar East and West Germany, with a strong focus on remembrance of the country's Nazi past.

Credits

5

Instructor

Edward Kehler

General Education Code

IM

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 172D Hitler and the Third Reich

Focuses on Hitler's political career and analyzes how he harnessed Germany and much of Europe to his vision of a New Order organized along a social-Darwinist notion of the racial community.

Credits

5

HIS 173A Medieval Russia

Topics include Russia's relations with Scandinavia, Byzantium, and the Mongols; Orthodoxy; and the roles of women. Materials include chronicles, letters, law codes, household manuals, travelogues, epics, art, architecture, and maps. Also explores the continuing relevance of Russia's medieval past through operas and film.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maya Peterson

General Education Code

CC

HIS 173B Imperial Russia, 1696-1917

Russian history from Peter the Great through the collapse of the Russian Empire. Explores the relationship between state and subjects (both Russian and non-Russian), alongside the role that geography played in an expanding empire in an increasingly globalizing world.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maya Peterson

General Education Code

CC

HIS 173C History of the Soviet Union

Covers Soviet history from the late imperial period through the Soviet collapse. Explores the nature of the Soviet state, relationships between state and society, the role of the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and experiences of everyday life.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maya Peterson

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 174 Spies: History and Culture of Espionage

Analyzes the roles of espionage and intelligence in modern European history with emphasis on major conflicts from the Franco-Prussian War through the Cold War and beyond. Also examines images of spies in popular culture from the early 20th century to the present.

Credits

5

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 175D History of Soviet Film

Does not stress questions of aesthetics or technical aspects of film making, but the changing ideology inherent in Soviet films. The goal of examining cinema is to enrich our understanding of Soviet history. Readings include works of famous directors and theorists—Eisenstein, Vertov, Pudovkin, and Kuleshov—in addition to secondary works by Denise Youngblood, Richard Taylor, Josephine Woll, and Anna Lawton.

Credits

5

HIS 176 Eastern Europe, 1848-2000

Examines the political and social history of modern Eastern Europe, excluding the Balkans and Baltic States, from 1848 to the present. Focuses on the development of nationalism, war, occupation, ethnic strife, communism, and democratic reform in this region.

Credits

5

General Education Code

CC

HIS 177 Smoke, Smallpox, and the Sublime: Thinking about the Environment in the 19th Century

Examines ways in which Europeans and others thought about the environment and nature in the 19th century and how their concerns about issues such as climate change, pollution, and conservation were both similar to and different from environmentalist thinking today.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maya Peterson

General Education Code

PE-E

HIS 177A Slaves, Soldiers, and Scientists: History of the Tropics

Surveys the role of the tropics and tropical peoples in history, covering the post-Columbian encounters between indigenous Americans, Europeans, and Africans, colonialism, and the origins of fields, such as anthropology and tropical medicine. (Formerly Tropics of Empire.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Breen

HIS 178A European Intellectual History: The Enlightenment

Study of European thought and literature from Hobbes and Swift to Rousseau and Goethe. Focuses on relation of ideas to their social and cultural context. Special attention to traditions of religious conflict and criticism rising from the Protestant Reformation; to the discovery of the world beyond Europe; and to the intellectual and cultural roots of the French Revolution.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nathaniel Deutsch

HIS 178B European Intellectual History: The 19th Century

Study of European thought and literature from Blake to Nietzsche. Focuses on relation of ideas to their social and cultural context. Special attention to the rise and fall of the Romantic movement, to changing conceptions of history, and to the development of socialist and aesthetic critiques of industrial civilization.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bruce Thompson

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 178C European Intellectual History, 1870-1970

Drawing on experiments in autobiography, the arts, and social theory, this course focuses on ideas and images of modernity in European culture. It also highlights the role of the intellectual as politically engaged or disillusioned witness in a violent century.

Credits

5

Instructor

B. Thompson

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 178E Modern Jewish Intellectual History

Surveys European Jewish intellectual history from the Enlightenment to the present. Major themes include emancipation and assimilation, the flowering of Yiddish literature, the rise of Zionism, new variations on the messianic idea, and Jewish contributions to the culture of urban modernism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bruce Thompson

General Education Code

ER

HIS 180A English History

Emphasis on the interaction between social, economic, religious, and political developments. An attempt to place these phenomena in the context of the wider European and world scene. The period from 1485 to 1689.

Credits

5

HIS 181 Modern Britain and the British Empire

Examines the history of the British Isles and the British Empire from the late 17th century to the present. Traces the expansion, transformation, and dissolution of the British Empire as well as the changing meanings of Englishness and Britishness over this period.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marc Matera

General Education Code

CC

HIS 181B Africa and Britain in an Imperial World

Covers the long history of interaction between Britain and Africa, from the Atlantic slave trade and British colonialism in Africa up to the post-colonial present, from British settlers in Africa to the African presence in the British Isles.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marc Matera

General Education Code

ER

HIS 183A Nineteenth-Century Italy

Italian politics, culture, and society from the Napoleonic era through early leftist movements. Central emphasis on the Risorgimento and Unification. Other topics include: north-south conflict; banditry; urban change; growth of tourism; popular religion; family structures and gender; visual arts and opera.

Credits

5

Instructor

Cynthia Polecritti

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 183B Fascism and Resistance in Italy

Examines Italian politics, society, and culture (c. 1900-1950), emphasizing the Fascist regime; interdisciplinary focus emphasizing history, literature, and film. Course 183A recommended as preparation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Cynthia Polecritti

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 184B Racism and Antiracism in Europe: From 1870 to the Present

Explores the histories of racism and anti-Semitism alongside efforts to combat racism in Europe from 1870 to the present. Offers a conceptual basis for thinking about the definition of race and its historical evolution.

Credits

5

Instructor

Muriam Davis

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 185C Communism, Nationalism, and Zionism: Comparative Radical Jewish Politics

Comparative in approach, course examines Jewish radical politics across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas in the late 19th and 20th centuries. How did radical politics afford Jews greater agency in contexts that otherwise excluded them? What tensions arose with religious, nationalist, and internationalist obligations? What drew so many Jews across so many diverse contexts to focus on radical leftist politics? What, if anything, links Jews and radical politics across such diverse contexts? Through primary sources, memoirs, scholarly works, films and more, students compare Jewish engagement in radical leftist movements in several nodes, including Russia (and the former USSR), Poland, France, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Israel, Argentina, Mexico, and the USA among others.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alma Heckman

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 185I Latin American Jewish History in the Modern Period

Explores Jewish immigration settlement and identity negotiation in Latin America from the mid-19th Century to the present.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alma Heckman

HIS 185J The Modern Jewish Experience

Historical comparative overview of the political, socio-cultural, and intellectual transformation of Jewish societies in Europe and the Middle East from the late 18th Century to the present.

Credits

5

HIS 185K Jewish Life in Eastern Mediterranean Port Cities

Overview of the Jewish experience in important cities in the age of empire. Istanbul, Beirut, Alexandria, and Salonica were home to thriving, culturally diverse Jewish populations. Course explores these urban Jewish cultures, the institutions, and intellectual production.

Credits

5

HIS 185L Where Civilizations Met--Jews, Judaism, and the Iberian Peninsula

Surveys Jewish life in the Iberian Peninsula from Roman times to the present, and explores offshoot Hispanic Jewish societies in the aftermath of the 1492 expulsion.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nathaniel Deutsch

HIS 185M Zionism: An Intellectual History

Zionism is one of the most complex--and contested--political and ideological movements of the modern period. This course explores the intellectual history of Zionism and its critics, from the late 19th century to the establishment of the State of Israel.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nathaniel Deutsch

General Education Code

ER

HIS 185O The Holocaust and the Arab World

Examines World War II in North Africa and the Middle East. Through primary and secondary sources, films, and novels, students consider WWII and the Holocaust as they intersect with colonial and Jewish histories in the Arab world.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alma Heckman

HIS 189 @history: Doing History in a Digital Age

Investigates questions relating to how new technologies are changing the way historians do research and interact with the public. This course has both a critical classroom component and a hands-on computer laboratory component. (Formerly 100A.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Elaine Sullivan

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history, Jewish studies, German studies, and classical studies majors.

General Education Code

PR-E

HIS 190A Slavery and Race in Latin America

Covers comparative history of slavery in Latin America with questions of race in the colonial and national periods and key moments and debates in the historiography of slavery and its relation to ideologies of the past and the nations.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maria Diaz

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 190B Race and the Nation in Latin America

Focuses on the ways in which nation and race have been thought about in Latin America throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. These concepts were closely intertwined, albeit in differing and changing ways, since the wars of independence from Spain and Portugal (1810-1825). Compares the ways in which black, Indian, and racially mixed (mulatto or mestizo) have been socially constructed, ideologized, and contended in different countries, including Brazil, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Mexico, Peru, and Argentina.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maria Diaz

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190D Asian and Latino Immigration Since 1875

Examines Asian and Latino immigration into the United States since 1875. Students explore the relationship between U.S. foreign policies and immigration policies, transnational ties and homeland connections, and the cultural and political influences they have on American society.

Credits

5

Instructor

Grace Delgado

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190E Topics in Chicana/o History

A seminar on the history of Chicanos/Mexicans in the United States, 1848 to the present. Topics include Chicana/o labor, family, social, urban, cultural, and political history.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190F Research Seminar in the Americas

Students learn how to conduct research and write history. Primary and secondary sources are extensively read. Research sources include a rich array of government documents, newspapers, memories and diaries, visual material and film.

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Lonetree, E. Smyth

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

HIS 190G History and Theory

Each year students study one or more theorists or schools of philosophy and history. Themes vary by year and include: Walter Benjamin, Hayden White, Agnes Heller, the Frankfurt School, and the Subaltern School.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lisbeth Haas

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): two upper-division history courses and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190H History of Time

Writing-intensive seminar on the experience, manipulation, and representation of time in history. Students pursue advanced research using primary and secondary sources.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew O'Hara

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): two upper-division history courses and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190I California and the Borderlands

Complete original research in California and borderlands history in this senior research seminar. Focus on selected problems and themes. Assignments and discussions help students frame their research and edit their writing.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lisbeth Haas

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190J Diaspora and Migration in World History

Diaspora studies recently have included a range of movements and people in colonial, post-colonial, and national dilemmas. Diaspora studies share historical themes with migration studies, and include the study of forced exile and situations of genocide and femicide experienced by indigenous and national minorities.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lisbeth Haas

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190K Wired Planet: Readings on the Global History of Broadcasting and Telecommunications

Locates common themes in the history of broadcasting and telecommunications throughout the world. Why do certain strategies for developing broadcasting and telecommunications systems succeed or fail? Why do some nations outstrip other nations of comparable development in the growth of their communications systems? Why do national or regional communication systems suddenly become more or less open—or more or less centralized?

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Lasar

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190L Personal Politics in the New South

Examines the tensions between movements for political reform and reaction in the southern United States between Reconstruction and the second world war. Students develop a research paper grounded in primary research that addresses these questions.

Credits

5

Instructor

Catherine Jones

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; two upper-division history courses or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190M History of Children and Culture of Childhood in the 19th Century

Explores the lives of children and the functions of the literary figure of the child in the cultural politics of the 19th century in the United States. Examines the historically contingent nature of childhood through historical, literary, and visual sources.

Credits

5

Instructor

Catherine Jones

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190N Topics in African History

Examines contemporary crises in Africa: the new South Africa, refugees, HIV/AIDS, children of war, blood or conflict diamonds, civil war, and genocide in Rwanda. Seminar format where students will be prepared to undertake studies on specific subjects and two rounds of 15–20 page papers.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Anthony

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 190O AfricanAmerican Historiography

Major themes in contemporary African American historiography on a topical basis.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Anthony

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 190P Early American Society and Culture

Explores subjects and themes in the political, social, and cultural history of early U.S. history from the colonial period through 1850. Includes critical reading of current scholarship and research in primary texts. The focus of this course is the production of a 25-page research paper. Recommended for senior history majors.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marilyn Westerkamp

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190Q The Novel and History

Explores novels and novelists in relation to the writing of historical scholarship. Breaking down the simplistic genre division between fiction and nonfiction, provides opportunities for students to read novels as historical evidence, novels as editorial commentary, and novels as analytical narrative. Students produce a series of papers that culminate in a 25-page research project.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marilyn Westerkamp

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and two upper-division history courses or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190R Research in the History of American Religions

Readings and research in the history of religions in the United States. Readings focus on topics including the rise of evangelicalism; gender and religion; class, race, and religious diversity; and modernity. Students produce papers that culminate in a 25-page research project.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marilyn Westerkamp

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and two upper division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190T Latin America in the Cold War

Writing-intensive seminar on Latin America during the Cold War. Particular attention given to U.S.-Latin American relations, including moments of covert or direct interventions. Students pursue advanced research using primary and secondary sources.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew O'Hara

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190U Power, Culture, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation

In this research seminar, students explore F.B.I. files obtained under the Freedom of Information Act on a prominent citizen of the United States of America.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Lasar

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 190W U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction

Students read historiographically significant works in the history of the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction. Students develop research projects grounded in primary source material on a related topic of their choosing. (Formerly Topics in U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Catherine Jones

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and two upper-division history courses or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190X History of the Atlantic World, 1492-1824

Explores the transatlantic societies created by Europeans' colonization of the Americas, and their exploitation of African slaves. Questions whether the cultural, economic, and political links across the ocean integrated the adjacent lands into a fundamentally Atlantic World.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gregory O'Malley

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 190Y The Atlantic Slave Trade

Before 1800, far more Africans than Europeans colonized the Americas, arriving unwillingly in the slave trade. Course examines the captives' experiences; the trade's organization and significance in the Atlantic economy; and the eventual movement to abolish the traffic.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gregory O'Malley

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 190Z The Long Civil Rights Movement

Explores the concept of the long civil rights movement as a framework for understanding a wide range of social, economic, and political developments in the African American freedom struggle, in both North and South, from the 1930s through the 1980s.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Brundage

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and two upper-division history courses or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 192 Directed Student Teaching

Teaching of a lower-division seminar under faculty supervision. (See course 42.) Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

HIS 193 Field Study

To allow promising, well-qualified undergraduates to pursue directed programs of archival or archaeological study in the field under supervision of the UCSC history faculty, concentrating their work within a single given quarter. Students may take two or three courses concurrently. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 194A Gender, Class, and Sex in Shanghai

Focusing on Shanghai, course examines issues of gender, class, and sex in modern urban Chinese history. Given Shanghai's history as a treaty port, particular attention paid to ways in which its semi-colonial status inflected the articulation of gender identities, class formations and issues of sexuality (particularly sexual labor). Also looks at Shanghai during the Maoist period and in the context of more contemporary economic reforms.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

FMST 194N

Instructor

Emily Honig

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and HIS 140C, or HIS 140D, or HIS 140E, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194B Okinawan History

Examines the history of Okinawa with particular attention paid to the modern era. The goal is to give students a solid foundation in the historiography of major themes in the study of Okinawan society.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alan Christy

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructoazr.

HIS 194E Women in Japanese History

Examines through both primary and secondary sources such issues as work, sexuality, education, class, and ethnicity in relation to constructions of female gender in Japanese society over the past several centuries, particularly focusing on the modern era.

Credits

5

Instructor

Noriko Aso

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194F Jewish Shanghai

Explores the migration of the more than 10,000 Jewish refugees who fled Europe during World War II and settled in Shanghai. Examines the different Jewish populations that fled to Shanghai, the Shanghai ghetto, and the recovery of this piece of history from the 1980s through the present.

Credits

5

Instructor

Emily Honig

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194G China Since the Cultural Revolution: Histories of the Present

Explores the rapid and often destabilizing shifts that have taken place in China since the late 1970s (the reform era), tracing the effects of China's earlier experiment with revolutionary socialism on the market-driven present. Examines how various meanings of reform are negotiated; changes in rural and urban environments; and class, gender, and ethnic differences.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gail Hershatter

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194H Gender, Family, and State in China: 1600-Present

Explores gender, family, and state power in China from 1600 to present, examining gendered norms, education, political movements, revolutionary practice, sexuality and sex work, and state interventions in contemporary families. Responses to reading and a research paper required.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gail Hershatter

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194I U.S. Bases and Social Movements in Asia

Focuses on the complicated and often tumultuous relationships between the United States military and Pacific communities. Investigates the histories of the people who protested against military bases in Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines, South Korea, Guam, etc.

Credits

5

Instructor

James Wright

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194J The Poor and the Everday in Modern China

Focuses on non-elite people in modern Chinese history. Drawing on historical studies and contemporary accounts, this course looks at how colonialism, war, and revolutionary movements shaped everyday lives.

Credits

5

Instructor

Emily Honig

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors and minors and East Asian studies minors.

HIS 194L Exile, Diaspora, and Displacement: Jewish Lives from North Africa to the Middle East

From Medieval Spain, Ottoman Salonica, 20th-century Baghdad, present day Casablanca, and beyond, this course examines Jewish experiences of exile, diaspora, and displacement, as well as how to read memoir and biography as sources in their broader historical context.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alma Heckman

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and two upper-division history courses. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors and Jewish studies majors and minors.

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 194M Literati, Samurai, and Yangban: Comparative History of State and Elite in East Asia, 1600-1900

Critically examines the formation of political elites in East Asia. Compares literati in Ming and Qing, China; samurai in Tokugawa, Japan; and yangban in Joeson, Korea. Each group occupied specific roles and functions in their state and society but differed in scale and character. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 294M.

Credits

5

Instructor

Minghui Hu

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, or two upper-division history courses, or permission of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors and East Asian studies minors.

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 194N Urbanites in the Global South, 18th Century to the Present

Urbanization is an important aspect of the making of the Global South. This course introduces the histories of urbanization from the 18th Century to the present. Students read the works of historians, anthropologists, geographers, and sociologists.

Credits

5

Instructor

Juned Shaikh

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 194O South Asia in the Twentieth Century

Introduces students to key ideas and ideologues of the Indian nation and the practices of the late-colonial and post-colonial Indian State. In the process, students become familiar with themes like modernity, gender, state formation, space, nationalism, democracy, and development.

Credits

5

Instructor

Juned Shaikh

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194P Urban South Asia

Introduces important themes in urban studies in South Asia in the pre-modern and modern periods. These include political economic change; competing imaginations of city life; urban politics; land use; urban planning; and cultural life among others. This course begins with a brief survey of urbanism in pre-modern South Asia but focuses mostly on urbanities in the early modern and modern periods.

Credits

5

Instructor

Juned Shaikh

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194Q Making Space in the Colonial and Post-Colonial World

Explores the production and experience of new forms of space in the colonial and post-colonial world through historical, political, and anthropological case studies with an emphasis on the Middle East and Africa.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Derr

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194R Cairo: The City Victorious, 1750-2000

The modernization of a world city from 1750 to the present. Cairo's social and cultural history (literature, film, music) against the background of its changing political and economic contexts. Topics include: orientalism, nationalism, imperialism, minorities, women, migration, urbanism, popular culture, tourism.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Two upper-division history courses; and HIS 41 or HIS 101A or HIS 101B; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194S Special Topics in Ancient Egyptian History

Focuses on different topics in ancient Egyptian history. In addition to assigned readings, each student does additional research that culminates in a 20-page paper on a topic of the student's choice. General topics for the course vary from year to year.

Credits

5

Instructor

Elaine Sullivan

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior classical studies and history majors.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 194T Worlds of Labor in Asia

Introduces students to important debates in labor studies in Asia. Studies the relationship between labor, capitalism, and imperialism. Also interrogates the relevance or irrelevance of Asia as a concept from the standpoint of labor. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 229.

Credits

5

Instructor

Juned Shaikh

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194U The Cold War and East Asia

Considers through primary and secondary sources the events and aftermath of the Cold War in East Asia in terms of state formation, domestic and foreign policy, and protest movements in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan with reference to Vietnam.

Credits

5

Instructor

Noriko Aso

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 194V Fascism and Anti-Fascism: The Global Spanish Civil War

Widely considered the antechamber of WWII, the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) was the first large-scale international clash of Fascists and anti-Fascists. It was simultaneously a national conflict and a global proxy war, colonial and anti-colonial; and yet, it is often overlooked.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alma Heckman

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and two upper-division history courses. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history, German studies, and Jewish studies majors and minors.

HIS 194W Social Movements in the Modern Middle East

This writing-intensive seminar explores the social movements sweeping the contemporary Middle East. Students pursue advanced research using primary and secondary sources.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Derr

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194Y Memories of WWII in the U.S. and Japan

Research seminar comparing U.S. and Japanese memories of World War II. Topics include war origins, total war, the atomic bomb, war responsibility, reparations, memorials, museums, and monuments. Primary work devoted to research in original texts and documents.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alice Yang

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): two upper-division history courses or permission of instructor; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; HIS 80Y recommended. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 194Z Historical Memory and Historical Narration in China

Examines major events in modern Chinese history, from the Manchu conquest (1644) through the Tian'anmen Square demonstrations (1989), exploring why and how collective memories and new narratives about such events have been transmitted and have shaped politics in the present.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gail Hershatter

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor.. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors and East Asian Studies minors.

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 195A Thesis Research

Prerequisite(s): petition on file with sponsoring agency (students should have completed two upper-division courses, preferably in their area of concentration).

Credits

5

HIS 195B Thesis Writing

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; petition on file with sponsoring agency (students should have completed two upper-division courses, preferably in their area of concentration).

Credits

5

HIS 196C Modern Italian Culture

Developments in Italian culture and society from the postwar to the present. Topics include north-south divisions, family and gender, cinema and modernity, urbanization, mafia, and terrorism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Cynthia Polecritti

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): HIS 164A or HIS 164B or HIS 183A or HIS 183B, or permission of instructor and one upper-division history course; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 196D City of Rome

Explores the long-term urban history or Rome from its founding through the modern tourist city. Emphasizes the cityscape and geographical centers of political power, culture, and religion, as well as the everyday life of neighborhoods.

Credits

5

Instructor

Cynthia Polecritti

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history, classical studies, and Italian studies majors.

HIS 196E Modern Irish History

Aims to illuminate major themes and turning points of modern Irish history: the causes and consequences of the famine; the development of Irish nationalism; revolution, civil war, and partition; and the recent economic boom.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bruce Thompson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 196F Topics in European Environmental History

Examines the history of Europe and its empires within the context of human interactions with and attitudes toward a changing natural world. Topics include: European imperialism in ecological perspective; the effects of new developments in science and technology on urban and rural environments; the rise of public health, sanitation, and colonial medicine; environmental justice; and the historical context of contemporary environmental problems. (Formerly European Environmental History.)

Credits

5

Instructor

B. Breen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 196G Topics in Modern Germany and Europe

A senior reading and research seminar that explores the selected historiographic debates in German history during the 19th and 20th centuries. (Formerly Modern Germany and Europe.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history, German studies, and Jewish studies majors.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 196H Sex and the City--The History of Sexuality in Urban Areas Around the Globe

Focuses on the history of sexuality in major urban areas globally. Topics include: sexual identities and race, class, and gender; sex work, policing, and urban spaces; gay, lesbian, and transgender communities; race, gender, and sexuality within the context of colonialism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marc Matera

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; two upper-division history courses, or by permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 196I The French Revolution

Students conduct original research on the French Revolution of 1789 based on mix of primary and secondary courses. Classroom discussions focuson interpreting contemporary documents and addressing historiographical issues. Seminar format with significant written requirements. Presumes familiarity with the period.

Credits

5

Instructor

K. Silver

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; HIS 70B and one upper-division history course; or HIS 170A or HIS 171; or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 196K Studies in European Intellectual History

Topics in European intellectual history from the French Revolution to World War I. Readings exemplifying approaches from history of ideas and intellectual biography to recent studies of rhetoric and political culture. Preparation and presentation of research paper.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 196L French Intellectuals and Politics from Voltaire and Rousseau to Sartre and Foucault

Studies the emergence of the secular intellectual as a force in French political and cultural life. Topics considered include Voltaire and the Republic of Letters, Robespierre and the self-fashioning of the revolutionary intellectual, the Dreyfus Affair, the enigma of French fascism, the meaning of May '68, and decolonization and the Algerian War.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jonathan Beecher

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 196M Shtetl: Eastern European Jewish Life

For several centuries, the shtetl functioned as the center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Alternately mythologized and pathologized, the shtetl continues to exist as an imaginary space that defines and distorts the historical image of Eastern European Jewish life. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 257.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nathaniel Deutsch

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and two upper-division history courses. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history and Jewish studies majors.

HIS 196N Eastern European Jewish Social History

Study of 19th- and 20th-century Eastern European and Russian Jewish social history.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history, German studies, and Jewish studies majors.

HIS 196O Russian Revolution, 1917-1932

Study of the major political, social, and intellectual conflicts and transformations of the period. Topics include February and October revolutions, Civil War, NEP, rise of Stalinism, and collectivization.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Peterson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 196P Hitler and Stalin

A discussion of 20th-century totalitarianism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Peter Kenez

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history, German studies, and Jewish studies majors.

HIS 196Q Europe and the World During the Cold War

Explores European history from the end of World War II through the fall of the Soviet Union. Examines how Europe evolved from a fragmented, polarized array of colonial rivals to a more economically and culturally integrated place.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Lasar

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 196R Social World of Roman Palestine

Inquiry into the structures of Roman Palestine on the basis of parables from the synoptic Gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus, inscriptions, and archaeological discoveries. Physical, social, economic, and ideological conditions are researched in an ethnographic fashion.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history, classical studies, and Jewish studies majors.

HIS 196S Special Topics in Ancient History

Seminar focuses on different topics in ancient history. In addition to assigned readings, the student is expected to do additional research that culminates in a 20-page paper on a topic of the student's choice. General topics for the course will vary from year to year.

Credits

5

Instructor

Charles Hedrick

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors and classical studies majors.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 196T Paris Peace Conference

The Paris Peace Conference remade Europe and the globe after World War I. By establishing the League of Nations and signing the Versailles Treaty, the Paris diplomats shaped the postwar era and created the conditions for World War II.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Cioc

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Two upper-division history courses or permission of instructor required. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 196U Topics in Medieval History

Addresses contemporary and modern interpretations of the events relation to medieval history. Through critical discussion and debate, assesses the value and limitations of various historical sources, as well as developing skills in research, presentation-making, and writing.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, HIS 102A or HIS 103, and one upper-division history course, or by permission. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 196V The Soviet Experience

Uses memoirs, diaries, novels, films, oral interviews and histories, and scholarly works to explore everyday life in the Soviet Union, and the extent to which the Soviet Union represented a totalitarian society.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maya Peterson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 196W Brave New World? Scientific & Technological Visions of Utopia and Dystopia in Russia/Soviet Union

Focuses on the role of scientific and technological developments in creating the kinds of social, economic, and ecological change that inspired utopian thinking--as well as utopia's counterpart, dystopia--in Russia in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maya Peterson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 196Y Saints and Holiness in Medieval Europe

Examines popular religious belief and practice, including conversion, the cult of the saints, relics, pilgrimage, miracles and visions. Emphasis on Medieval Europe, but some attention also paid to modern patterns of devotion.

Credits

5

Instructor

Cynthia Polecritti

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): two upper-division history courses; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 196Z Europe from the Margins: Outside Influences on Modern European Thought and Culture

Europe's engagement with the outside world, which ranged from cultural and intellectual borrowings to relations of domination and colonialism, shaped its modern history and culture. This course examines the cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe by focusing on the ways in which European thinkers and cultural producers drew upon or were influenced by non-European sources.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marc Matera

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; two upper-division history courses, or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior history majors.

HIS 198 Independent Field Study

Student's supervision is conducted by a regularly appointed officer of instruction by means other than the usual supervision in person (e.g., by correspondence) or student is doing all or most of the course work off campus.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 199 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 199F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 200 Methods and Theories of History

An overview of theories, methods, and philosophies concerning the nature and production of history. Topics vary with instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

E. Porter

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate history students and others by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 201 Directed Research Colloquium

Having already prepared a bibliography and research prospectus in a graduate research seminar, students will undertake further research on their projects, write a 25–30 page research paper, and present their work to their fellow students.

Credits

5

Instructor

B. Breen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): history graduate research seminar. Enrollment is restricted to graduate history students.

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 202 Practicing World History

Because world history surfaces in curriculums at all educational levels, this seminar interrogates its value. Why do historians advocate world (and transnational) history? How do historians actually practice it? What are the pitfalls? Can global perspectives apply to localized subjects?

Credits

5

Instructor

G. O'Malley

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 203 Global Decolonization

Focuses on the histories and theories of decolonization in the mid-to-late 20th century, particularly, interactions among anticolonial movements, how Cold War era antagonisms inflected the process of decolonization, and efforts to forge Afro-Asian unity and/or a nonalignment movement.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marc Matera

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 204A History of Gender Research Seminar

Introduction to theories and methods employed in gendered historical research. Readings are drawn from a range of chronological, national, and thematic fields and explore the intersection of gender analysis with such historical problems as the body and sexuality, modernity, national identity, and production/consumption.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marilyn Westerkamp

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 204B Approaches to Social and Cultural History

Graduate reading course focusing on both classic and contemporary approaches to social and cultural history. Readings induce: Bakhtin, Benjamin, Foucault, Auerbach, and Berlin, and a variety of more recent studies in social, cultural, and intellectual history. Course not limited to graduate students in History.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 204C Colonialism, Nationalism and Race Research Seminar

Research seminar introducing theories and methods of the comparative histories of race, ethnicity, colonialism, and nationalism.

Credits

5

Instructor

J. Shaikh

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 204E Transnationalism, Borderlands, and History

Graduate seminar exploring the history of Canada-United States-Mexico borderlands. Approaches and arguments compare nation-state centered histories with narratives that construct the North American borderlands as places wrought from a multiplicity of overlapping indigenous, imperial, national, transnational, and global forces.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Brundage

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 205 Diaspora and World History

Examines the histories and historiography concerning diaspora. This area of study includes populations from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Students study the histories of diasporic populations, and the questions, theory, and methods that scholars use to approach the subject.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lisbeth Haas

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 206 Empire in World History

Introduces the study of empire (as opposed to nations, regions, or continents) as an approach to world history and to recent historiographical trends in the history of empires.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marc Matera

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students,

HIS 210A Readings in U.S. History

Introduction to major themes and controversies in the interpretation of U.S. history. Readings cover both chronological eras and topical subjects, often in a comparative context: colonial and early national periods.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Westerkamp

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 210B Readings in U.S. History

Introduction to major themes and controversies in the interpretation of U.S. history. Readings cover both chronological eras and topical subjects, often in a comparative context: 19th century.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Brundage

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 211A Research Seminar in Early American History

First quarter of a two-quarter introduction to research in early American history (1550-1820). Readings include both historiographically definitive texts as well as recent scholarship reflecting the field's developments. Students complete analyses of historical sources, brief critical essays, and a significant research project. Course A is not a prerequisite to course B.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marilyn Westerkamp, Gregory O'Malley

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 211B Research Seminar in Early American History

Second quarter of a two-quarter introduction to research in early American history (1550-1820). Readings include both historiographically definitive texts as well as recent scholarship reflecting the field's developments. Students complete analyses of historical sources, brief critical essays, and a significant research project. Course A is not a prerequisite to course B.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marilyn Westerkamp, Gregory O'Malley

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 212A Citizenship in U.S. History

A reading-intensive graduate seminar in United States history that examines citizenship and its exclusions, grounded in race, gender, sexuality, age, and disability. This seminar also explores how forms of belonging intersected with evolving understandings of nationalism and sovereignty.

Credits

5

Instructor

Catherine Jones

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 212B Citizenship in United States History

A reading-intensive graduate seminar in United States history examining citizenship and its exclusions, grounded in race, gender, sexuality, age, and disability. The course also explores how forms of belonging intersected with evolving understandings of nationalism and sovereignty.

Credits

5

Instructor

Catherine Jones

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to history graduate students.

HIS 214 California History

Concerns the history and historiography of California from indigenous dominion to the present. Considers the distinctive ways in which California has led the nation and globe in economic, political, and social change, while remaining a multiethnic borderland.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lisbeth Haas

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 215A Topics in American History: U.S. Labor and Working Class History

Addresses topics in history of working people, the labor movement broadly defined, and political-economic change in the U.S. Topics include race, ethnic and gender dynamics, and U.S. labor and working-class history in global context.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dana Frank

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 215B Visions of Progress

Explores the emergence of the welfare/regulatory state in the United States from the 1870s to World War I, examining different schools of historical thought about this period.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 215C U.S. Immigration and Ethnic History

Introduces key issues and debates in United States immigration and ethnic history. Topics include causes of immigration; constructions of race, gender and ethnicity; assimilation; transnationalism; and forces shaping immigration policy.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Brundage

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 216 Readings in the History of American Religions

Research in the history of religions in the United States. Addresses topics, such as the rise of evangelicalism; class, race, and religious diversity; gender and power; modernity; and civil religion through analyses of visual and literary texts, iconography, ritual, theology, and praxis.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marilyn Westerkamp

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 217 Critical Conversations in Native American History

Overview of key historical texts focusing on the Native American experience, with particular focus on scholarship that seeks to decolonize Western methodologies and research practices. Readings explore such topics as decolonization, indigenous identity, sovereignty, repatriation efforts, gender and sexuality, and historical memory. The format consists of discussions of readings. Students give oral presentations on the readings, and write book reviews and a final historiographical paper.

Credits

5

Instructor

Amy Lonetree

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 220 The Atlantic World, 1500-1800

Explores the economic, social, and cultural history of early America in terms of its Atlantic connections and intersection with the cultures of early modern Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Builds upon previous work in early America and early modern Europe, challenging students both to work comparatively and to break out of traditional geographic models.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marilyn Westerkamp

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 221 Empires and New Nations in the Americas

Compares the history of the colonial and 19th-century Americans through a world-history perspective. Focuses on the interrelated themes of indigenous histories, slavery and other forms of servitude, commodity production, and the meaning of equality and freedom in new nations.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lisbeth Haas

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 222 Global Sexualities--A Seminar in the Queering of Historiographies

Explores the history of sexuality covering diverse time periods, peoples, and regions. Examines methods and theories used in the study of sexuality. Readings draw from the Americas, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Austro-Asia, as well as topics in queer and LGBTQ2 studies.

Credits

5

Instructor

Grace Delgado

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 225 Spanish Colonialism

Reading-intensive graduate seminar with emphasis on theoretical and historiographical questions regarding the field of Spanish colonialism in the Americas. Students encouraged to engage in discussions of comparative colonialisms.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maria Diaz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 227 Gender and Colonialism

Explores the relationship between colonialism and gender. Examines the construction of gender categories (in conjunction with race) in the context of colonial conquest and rule; contested definitions of motherhood, domesticity, and citizenship; and regulation of sexuality.

Credits

5

Instructor

Emily Honig

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 229 Worlds of Labor in Asia

Introduces students to important debates in labor studies in Asia. Studies the relationship between labor, capitalism, and imperialism. Also interrogates the relevance or irrelevance of Asia as a concept from the standpoint of labor. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 194T.

Credits

5

Instructor

Juned Shaikh

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 230A Readings in Late Imperial China

Survey of the major works on and historiographical controversies about Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) China.

Credits

5

Instructor

Minghui Hu

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

HIS 230B Engendering China

Reading seminar on the history of Chinese gender, focusing on the Qing dynasty (1644 to 1911) to the present. Topics include marriage and family, sexuality, work, the gendered language of politics, and major reform movements.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gail Hershatter

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 230C Readings in 20th-Century China

A survey of major Western-language works and historiographical controversies in Chinese history from 1900 to the present. Weekly readings emphasize particular social and political movements as well as long-term changes in urban and rural society.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gail Hershatter

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 231 Historicizing the People's Republic of China

An overview of the scholarly literature on the People's Republic of China. Readings include works by historians as well as by social scientists. Students consider what kinds of questions historians have and can ask.

Credits

5

Instructor

Emily Honig

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 238A Research Methods: China

An introduction for graduate students to the use of major research tools and sources in Chinese history since 1600, with a focus on 20th-century materials. Students complete a series of bibliographical exercises and prepare a research prospectus.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gail Hershatter

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 238B Research Methods: China

Building on the research and bibliographic skills developed in course 228A, students develop a research topic and write a paper of 20-30 pages using primary sources as appropriate in English, Chinese, and/or Japanese.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gail Hershatter

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 242 Readings in Modern Japan

A graduate course intended to give students a fundamental understanding of the major themes in the study of modern Japanese history. Central themes include modernity and modernization, colonialism, postwar recovery, gender, race, and nationalism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Noriko Aso

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 243 Transnational Japan

Examines how Japanese history has been forged across, outside, and beyond the boundaries of the modern nation-state of Japan. Considers how Japan has transformed the world. Students debate how the world made Japan and how Japan re-made the world.

Credits

5

Instructor

Noriko Aso

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 244 Gender and Japanese History

Examines—through primary and secondary sources—constructions of gender (masculine, feminine, and transgender) in Japanese society over the past several centuries, focusing on the modern era.

Credits

5

Instructor

Noriko Aso

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 251A Readings in Modern European History: Environment and Technology

Introduces major themes and problems in recent historiographical trends in environmental history and the history of technology. Examines the role of environment and technology in the making of Europe and European societies' engagement with the world.

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Breen

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 251B Readings in Modern European History: Empire

The history of empire has emerged as one of the most influential and fastest growing areas of inquiry within the field of modern European history. This course introduces students to recent debates and trends in imperial, colonial, and postcolonial history.

Credits

5

Instructor

M Davis

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 252 Republicanism and Its Discontents: Universal Projects and Particular Discriminations

Focuses on the histories and theories of republicanism and liberalism by investigating the tension between universal ideologies and discriminatory practices. Focuses on France and the United States, but Algeria, Syria, and Turkey will also be covered.

Credits

5

Instructor

Muriam Davis

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 255 Religion and Modernity

Examines the significance of religion and secularism in the modern period. How did modernity and the concept of the secular transform various religions and how, in turn, did these religions help to create modernity.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nathaniel Deutsch

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 257 Shtetl: Eastern European Jewish Life

For several centuries, the shtetl functioned as the center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Alternately mythologized and pathologized, the shtetl continues to exist as an imaginary space that defines and distorts the historical image of Eastern European Jewish life. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 196M.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nathaniel Deutsch

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 260 History and the Spatial Turn: Making Space, Place, and Geography in History

Explores the making of space, place, and geography in a body of recent historical work. Explores key theoretical work interrogating the significance of space as a critical element of social theory and historical consideration. Proceeds through three thematic units: questions of colonial economy in South Asia; spaces of empires and its end in the Eastern Mediterranean; and histories of infrastructure.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Derr

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 261 The Contours of the New Middle East History

Explores the history and historiography of the modern Middle East through recent historical scholarship. Examines the new theoretical approaches that frame inquiries into the region's history and how contemporary historians are reinterpreting familiar questions and themes.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Derr

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 265 History of the Body

A multidisciplinary history of the body from late antiquity to the present. Topics include: medical and religious constructions; the raced, gendered, and sexualized body; adornment and performance markers; power and control through the body; body parts; and the body's permeability.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marilyn Westerkamp

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 280A History Graduate Proseminar: Teaching Pedagogy

Devoted to professionalism and socialization of history graduate students. Includes formal and informal meetings with faculty and other graduate students. Topics include TAships, designing course syllabi, pedagogy, teaching technologies, and teaching in different venues.

Credits

2

Instructor

B. Breen

Requirements

This course is required for first-year students; however, it is open to all other graduate students as needed. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students .

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 280B History Graduate Proseminar: Research Presentations and Grant Writing

Devoted to professionalism and socialization of history graduate students. Topics include discussion of researching grants; effective CV writing; successful grant applications and publication proposals; and conference paper and panel proposals. Required for first-year graduate students; however, open to all history graduate students as needed.

Credits

2

Instructor

M. Peterson

Requirements

This course is required for first-year students; however, it is open to all other graduate students as needed. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students .

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter

HIS 280C History Graduate Proseminar: Job Market

Devoted to professionalism and socialization of history graduate students. Includes formal and informal meetings with faculty and other graduate students. Topics include researching position; preparing a CV and the job-application letter; preparing for an interview; practice interview; preparing a job talk and/or teaching presentation; and practice job talk.

Credits

2

Instructor

M. Peterson

Requirements

This course is required for first-year students; however, it is open to all other graduate students as needed. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students .

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

HIS 283 Foreign Language Preparation

Independent study course in which history graduate student reads selected texts to fulfill foreign language requirement. Student meets with instructor to discuss readings, deepening his knowledge of the foreign language. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

HIS 284 Qualifying Examination Preparation

Independent study course designed to help students prepare for qualifying exams. Students meet on regular basis with one or more members of qualifying examination committee to monitor preparation for exam. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

HIS 285 Readings in Research Field

Independent study focusing on selected texts or authors in history or historical theory. Students meet on regular basis with instructor to discuss readings and deepen their knowledge of a particular author or historical theory. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

HIS 285B Readings in Research Field

Independent study focusing on selected texts or authors in history or historical theory. Students meet on regular basis with instructor to discuss readings. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 286 Research Colloquium on Colonialism, Nationalism, and Race

Acquaints students with the department's thematic research clusters in their field to coordinate training in historical research. Students meet on a regular basis with a faculty member of a particular cluster to discuss most important readings in the field. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

HIS 287 Research Colloquium on Gender

Acquaints students with the department's thematic research clusters in their field to coordinate training in historical research. Students meet on a regular basis with a faculty member of this cluster to discuss most important readings in their field. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

HIS 288 Teaching Assistant Preparation

Independent study designed to help history graduate students prepare to teach in an area of history outside their specialization. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

HIS 289 History Colloquium

Independent study designed to foster departmental and cross-disciplinary participation in campus talks, colloquia, conferences, and events. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

HIS 294M Literati, Samurai, and Yangban: A Comparative History of State

Critically examines the formation of political elites in East Asia. Compares literati in Ming and Qing China; samurai in Tokugawa, Japan; and yangban in Joeson, Korea. Each group occupied specific roles and functions in their state and society but differed in scale and character. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 194M.

Credits

5

Instructor

Minghui Hu

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

HIS 297A Independent Study

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 297B Independent Study

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 297C Independent Study

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 299A Thesis Research

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 299B Thesis Research

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

HIS 299C Thesis Research

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes